Fees | What Your Fees Cover | Planning Insights

Anne Hussman |

What are you getting for the fee you pay? A financial professional with a fee-based business should be able to provide you with insight into retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, and college planning. He or she should provide more than just a second opinion on your investment choices.

If you feel you deserve more service and resources from a wealth manager than what you now receive, consider hiring a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. A CFP® professional possesses the education, experience, and perspective to offer a truly holistic overview of your financial situation and the possible paths toward your financial goals. The phrase “comprehensive financial planning” truly sums it up.

When a financial professional gives you truly comprehensive guidance, that 1% fee may be worth every penny. A 1% annual advisory fee is a tiny price to pay if the insight gained keeps you from making an error that could cost you much more. (It should be mentioned that some CFP® professionals are willing to negotiate their fees. Some determine their annual advisory fees based on a sliding scale.)

A CFP® professional who provides financial planning services must also abide by a fiduciary standard. What does that mean? It means that when that person offers financial advice, he or she must act solely in a client’s best interest.1

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2 - cfp.net/public-policy/public-policy-issues/fiduciary-standard [4/19/16]

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